Urgent care for frail older people is a pressing issue: in England, people aged 75 and over accounted for one fifth of hospital admissions in 2014/15, and accounted for around 40% of all days spent in hospital. 

We have been studying acute and emergency care for older people for over ten years, and have undertaken a number of large-scale research and quality improvement projects. We have also worked closely with policy-makers, educationalists and - most importantly - patients and the public, to try and design services which improve outcomes for patients.


See our information about the definitions and issues of geriatric emergency medicine, as well as a selection of useful website and Twitter links.

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Policy and practice

Our research has influenced and informed key developments in both the policy and practice of acute care for older people.

Our impact

About us

Find out more about us and the work we do in Geriatric Emergency Medicine.

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Meet Professor Simon Conroy and Professor Jay Banerjee, the team behind Geriatric Emergency Medicine at Leicester.

Meet the team